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Jamie Oliver ‘generation’ emerges

CELEBRITY CHEFS like Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson are encouraging a “food revolution” among younger people.     Shoppers aged under 35 are twice as likely to want organic food as those over 35. They are also more likely to cook from scratch, aspire to shop ethically and waste less food.   The findings come…
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Food waste trial for Wetherspoon

WETHERSPOON HAS begun a trial to collect food waste from over two dozen of its sites. Biffa, the company’s long-term waste contractor, will collect the waste from 28 sites across the country. Most of it will end up in the Poplars anaerobic digestion plant – the largest plant of its kind in the UK. Wetherspoon…
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Footprint Forum at Fruit Towers: Report, Videos, Presentations

Full report, video and presentations now available for registered users:  Click here .  To register for FREE Click here   The Footprint Forum went to Fruit Towers on 23 November.  A report, the presentations and video featuring speakers and delegate insights into Agriculture Abroad - a positive contribution to a sustainable food system. (Anyone can see the…
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Warning over illegal eggs

The EU’s first ever legislation designed to improve animal welfare might not be worth the paper it’s written on.   From January 1, barren battery cages – those that don’t allow hens to carry out natural behaviours such as foraging and stretching of wings – will be banned as part of the Welfare of Laying…
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More restaurants hooked on sustainable fish

THE NUMBER OF BRITISH RESTAURANTS choosing to serve sustainable seafood and dropping fish from overfished stocks has increased dramatically over the last two years.   More than 45% of restaurants improved their rating in the first re-review of British restaurants by Fish2fork (www.fish2fork.com), the campaigning fish restaurant guide, since it was launched in 2009.  …
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London Boroughs ‘mapped’ on sustainable food progress

THE LONDON Boroughs of Islington and Richmond-upon-Thames have been praised for “inspiring food leadership” for their work to promote healthy and sustainable food.   However, there are huge differences in the action being taken by London Boroughs, according to the unique audit carried out by Sustain.   A total of 33 Boroughs were assessed on…
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Companies still not buying enough sustainable palm oil

UK COMPANIES have no more excuses when it comes to sourcing sustainable palm oil, according to a new report by WWF. The charity has published its second ‘palm oil scorecard’ which tracks the buying performance of 130 major retailers and consumer goods manufacturers in relation to palm oil. 25 UK-based companies are amongst many in…
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New EBLEX range for DBC

DBC Foodservice has launched a new EBLEX Quality Standard range of quality-assured beef and lamb products for the foodservice sector. Rob McFarlane, commercial director, meats, at DBC Foodservice (right), and John Jackson, head of trading at DBC Foodservice (left). This is the first range of products DBC has launched for the foodservice sector, having worked…
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McDonald’s shows DEFRA how it’s done

The new buying standards introduced by the Government in September are weaker than those in fast food outlets like McDonald’s.   New research carried out by the ‘Good food for our money campaign’  compared the government’s food procurement standards with those of McDonald’s in five key areas.   In three cases (eggs, milk and fairly…
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Have Ethical labels have lost their value?

Sustainability labels cannot deliver sufficient business value or drive the level of consumer demand needed to develop a sustainable economy, according to a new report published today.     Signed, Sealed... Delivered? assesses the value and challenges that businesses find in using certification and labelling schemes, before concluding that while they have done much to push the sustainability agenda, they…
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